How is the summer solstice celebrated in Finland?

In Finland, summer solstice celebrations are important to Finns and are celebrated with midsummer festivals. The Finnish flag is flown everywhere with silver birch and ______ serving as decorations.

a.  Roses

b.  Lily-of-the-valley

c.  Lilacs

d.  Dahlias


Answer: C – Lilacs

The Finnish flag, silver birch and lilacs all serve as decorations during the summer solstice celebrations. Traditionally, Finns travel to the countryside and have bonfires which illuminate the festivities. Performers who celebrate Finnish folk traditions also wear the national costume.

Written by Nicole Nichols,  International Administrative Services Manager